Tracy Duchac was promoted to Associate Head Coach of the Stanford women's swimming and diving team in 2014 after serving two years as an assistant. The 2016-17 season marks her fifth on The Farm under head coach Greg Meehan.
The Cardinal has progressed from an eighth-place showing at the NCAA meet during Duchac's first season to three straight top-three finishes at the national championships, including a pair of runner-up finishes (2014 and 2016).
In just the last two seasons, Duchac has helped mentor 11 All-Americans to a combined 63 All-America honors. Those honors were also earned in 17 different events and included four national championship relays and five individual national championships.
Duchac was instrumental in Stanford’s second-place showing at the 2014 NCAA Championships. The Cardinal won four of five relays, Maya DiRado swept the IM races and Felicia Lee won the 100 fly, as Stanford outpaced expectations on its way to its best NCAA showing since 2010.
In her first season with the program, Stanford set four school and three Avery Aquatic Center records to help highlight the 2012-13 season. The Cardinal won the Pac-12 Conference championship, and in addition to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, nine student-athletes combined for 30 All-America honors.
In addition to her success with current student-athletes, Duchac has been vital in the recruiting process. Her efforts helped Stanford sign what many considered to be the No. 1 class in 2013-14, which was highlighted by 2014-15 U.S. National Team member Simone Manuel, and the No. 1 class in 2015-16, which was highlighted by Katie Ledecky.
Duchac, who earned honorable mention All-America honors as a swimmer at Purdue, helped Arizona to a fifth-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships, the program's ninth consecutive NCAA finish in the top five.
Prior to her one-year stint at Arizona, Duchac served as the women's assistant coach at Texas A&M for five seasons.During her tenure at Texas A&M, the women's team posted a program-best five top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including a fourth-place showing in 2008. In 2009, Duchac mentored Texas A&M's first two NCAA individual national champions in Julia Wilkinson and Alia Atkinson.
Duchac also served as a volunteer assistant coach at Purdue and was instrumental in the Boilermakers setting nine team records, while posting a top-25 finish at the 2006 NCAA Championships. Duchac also helped coach a club team with the Boilermaker Aquatics.
A 2006 graduate of Purdue, Duchac earned a bachelor's degree in health promotion. Duchac is a former College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-Academic honoree and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Duchac became the first Boilermaker in program history to break the 23-second barrier in the 50 freestyle. She made a trio of appearances at the NCAA Championships (2003, 2004, 2005) and earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Duchac had a hand in recording school records in each of those events.
A native of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Duchac has two children, Ivy and Jade with her husband, Adam Slusser.